KRATOM EXTRACTS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Kratom powder is obtained from the Mitragyna Speciosa tree, native to Southeast Asian nations and Papua New Guinea. Its leaves have been used as herbal medicine for centuries in powder, capsules, and tea. Locally it is referred to as Kakuam, Biak, Ketum, Thom, and Ithang. The extract is another more potent form of Kratom.
KRATOM EXTRACTS- what are they?
It is obtained by boiling the raw plant or dried powder of the leaves of Mitragyna Speciosa. It leads to a concentrated alkaloid extract by evaporating the water content. The most common alkaloids present are Mitragynine, Mitraphylline, and 7-hydroxy Mitragynine.
A thick paste is obtained that becomes a brittle resin upon solidification. Due to the concentration of alkaloids, it has immense potency. It is sold in different forms like powder, resins, tinctures oils, and “enhanced” powders.
GRADING OF KRATOM EXTRACTS
kratom extract are graded as 1X, 10X, 15X, or as 2:1, 10:1, 15:1
It doesn’t denote their potency but the volume of extract need to produce that variant
The grade of Kratom does not depend on the potency or strength.
Potency depends on the strain and the dose or the alkaloid concentration
KRATOM EXTRACTS- should they be used?
Kratom extracts are a concentrated form of alkaloids, so they should be used less frequently and in minimal doses to prevent the development of tolerance. If tolerance is developed in the body, the dose will have to be increased to produce any effects in the future.
A method to decrease the tolerance is to alternate the intake cycle by decreasing and increasing the dose alternately by a small fraction.
KRATOM EXTRACTS- the benefits
Many prefer Kratom extract over powder or capsules since they produce fewer side effects and are consumed in fewer quantities due to their higher concentration.
They are convenient to use.
KRATOM EXTRACTS- cons
Due to their tolerance-inducing ability, they can reduce the body’s reaction to Kratom.
They are expensive compared to the other forms of Kratom, but due to their higher concentration, a lower amount is used, which proves cost-efficient in the long run.
KRATOM EXTRACTS- side effects
Most of its side effects are due to its high potency and may include fatigue, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and lack of coordination.
These are alkaloids that are highly concentrated and have very high potency. They are available in liquid, oil, tincture, and resin forms. They are graded to indicate the amount of Kratom required to produce that variant. Using kratom extract for the long term and without alternating is not a wise idea. They are expensive too. When used judiciously alternating the dose and in smaller quantities, they can be a viable and cost-effective option in the long run.